Osmosi Furniture

2013

Limited edition
6 + 1 AP

Osmosi is a series of unique glass-and-marble vases, furniture and lighting. The project lies on the border between serial production and one-of-a-kind sculptures. Each piece is resolutely functional.

By combining new technology with traditional craftsmanship in an entirely innovative way, a virtual fusion is made between marble and hand-blown glass. These materials are put together with a precision that is only possible thanks to high-level digital technology.

The process begins with making the glass. The hand-blown form is then captured by a 3-D scanner. Through the digitalization of the form, the matching shape is CNC (computer numerical control) milled into the marble, creating two unique pieces that match each other perfectly. They are separate pieces, but each has no meaning without the other. They fit together through gravity alone. Like Cinderella and the glass shoe, there is only one unique piece of glass that can fit into one unique piece of marble. The effect is a perfect symbiosis between materials.

 

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Work in progress

  • Osmosi Sketch
  • Osmosi Furniture - Work in Progress - Carrara marble
  • Osmosi Furniture - Digitalization of the form and the matching shape is CNC (computer numerical control)
  • Osmosi Furniture - Hand Blown Glass - Murano - Venini
  • Osmosi Furniture - Hand Blown Glass - Murano - Venini
  • Osmosi Furniture - Hand Blown Glass - Murano - Venini
  • Osmosi Furniture - Hand Blown Glass - Murano - Venini
  • Osmosi Furniture - Work in Progress - Carrara Marble and Hand Blown Glass Murano
  • Osmosi Furniture - Work in Progress - Carrara Marble and Hand Blown Glass Murano
  • Osmosi Furniture - Work in Progress - Carrara Marble and Hand Blown Glass Murano

Exhibition

  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Litta, Milano – Salone del Mobile 2014
  • Palazzo Franchetti, Venice 2013
    Palazzo Litta, Milano – Salone del Mobile 2014
  • Osmosi - Work in Progress